Mohamed Ali Mosque, Cairo

Currently Closed
  • Address: Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Mohamed Ali Mosque, Cairo

Commonly known as Alabaster Mosque, Mohamed Ali Mosque is a holy shrine located in the Citadel in Cairo. This mosque was the largest such structure built during initial years of the 19th century. The interiors of the mosque are indeed impressive. As the mosque is located atop a hill you can enjoy breathtaking views of the pyramid here as well. The architecture of the Mohamed Ali Mosque is somewhat similar to the Blue mosque in Istanbul. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cairo itinerary 4 days.

Mohamed Ali Mosque Ticket Prices

  • Citadel: 40 EGP

Mohamed Ali Mosque Opening and Closing Hours

  • The mosque is located in the Citadel which is closed on Fridays.
  • It is wise to dress modestly.

How To reach Mohamed Ali Mosque by Public Transport

  • Attaba station

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Things to Know Before Visiting Mohamed Ali Mosque

  • 90.34% of people who visit Cairo include Mohamed Ali Mosque in their plan

  • 50.44% of people start their Mohamed Ali Mosque visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mohamed Ali Mosque

Monday, Thursday and Friday

90.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mohamed Ali Mosque

People normally club together Mosque Of Ibn Tulun and Al- Azhar Park while planning their visit to Mohamed Ali Mosque.

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Mohamed Ali Mosque, Cairo Reviews

  • Large, impressive mosque which can be seen overlooking Cairo. To visit it, you must buy a ticket to enter the citadel. Tourists are welcome to visit the mosque, other than during Friday prayers. Conservative dress is appropriate, but women do not need to cover their hair. You can either take off your shoes when you enter or buy the inexpensive plastic covers to slip over your shoes.

  • Super beautiful sunset view like heaven. I was there in December 2017. The sun seems like floating on cappuccino, separated the city by a thin layer of cloud. You can tell the color difference of air up and down the cloud. Darken pyramids under the shinny sun makes the contrast. Just amazing.

  • The mosque itself is beautiful, but what’s even better is the place around it. It’s not just a historic mosque built by Muhammad Ali Pasha, but it’s also a place that Cairo citizens hold very dear because of its significance. The trek up can be a bit tough for some people, but I’d say it’s worth it. There is also a viewing deck which overlooks the entire city of Cairo and provides astonishing views.

  • A majestic place to visit in Cairo as well as the citadel where the mosque is located. The columns and the ceilings are marvelous! It's a real treasure that needs more attention. DO NOT HESITATE & GO THERE!

  • A historic mosque with admirable architecture. The stunning interior design, the high dome. The chandelier and the vast indoor area are amazing.

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